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Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

Commission to Consider Adjustments to Wolf Trapping, Snaring Regulations


October 27, 2021

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission is considering adjustments to wolf trapping regulations for the 2021 season at its Oct. 28 meeting.

The proposed changes are aimed at minimizing the possibility of non-target capture of lynx and grizzly bears. Both species are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

The proposed changes look at more clearly identifying occupied grizzly bear habitat and adjusting the season dates for trapping and snaring in these areas. The proposed default opening day in areas likely to have grizzly bears would be Dec. 31. However, this date could move earlier if...

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